Unseeded Slice Kyrgios moved into the second round of the Italian Commence by beating 12th seed Daniil Medvedev.
Australian Kyrgios, who produced underarm serves on a option of events, including the first point of the match, received 6-3 3-6 6-3 in Rome.
Medvedev received on-court therapy for a lower back wound ahead of the second jam and later smashed a racquet on the ground in frustration.
Kyrgios, who ended the match with four aces, performs Norway’s Casper Ruud next.
It changed into now no longer the first time Kyrgios, 24, has served underarm this season – he inclined equal tactics all the plot thru a second-round acquire over Rafael Nadal at the Mexican Commence in February.
Seventeen-time Enormous Slam championNadal criticised Kyrgios after that match,asserting the Australian “lacks respect for the general public, the rival and himself”.
Kyrgios also twice served underarm all the plot thru his 6-3 6-1 acquire over Serb Dusan Lajovic at the Miami Commence in March, with ragged British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray asserting Kyrgios changed into a“genius” for disrupting his opponent’s game.